Art Gallery 2023-24
The Lycoming College Art Gallery and the student-run Lycoming College Downtown Project Space are both located at 25 West Fourth Street in downtown Williamsport. Some exhibitions are housed in both spaces.
- Summer Gallery Hours during exhibitions: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 5-9 p.m.
- Fall and Spring Semester Gallery Hours during exhibitions: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 4-8 p.m.
- The Gallery is closed during academic breaks.
Check out our recent Artists-In-Residence: Pedro Lasch, Nicole Dextras and Aaron Hughes.
Phoenix Savage: The Joy of Nothing
February 23-March 24
Gallery Talk: March 1. 3, 5:30 p.m.
Contemporary artist Phoenix Savage stated, “The extraordinarily mundane. What is it to reach the moment of profundity? To silently breath and view until one encounter above all other encounters, with your breath, brings you to that decisive moment of profundity. Not ever knowing when it will happen or if it will happen. And if it happened, will it ever happen again? You engage by trusting in the moment. Inhaling and exhaling while viewing the banality of any given day, in any given life, in any given world, where nothing becomes the exceptional and the exceptional is nothing at all. Begin!”
Savage recently retired from Tougaloo College where she was an associate professor of art, and relocated to Santa Fe, N.M., where she operates a small but highly successful grants management service for nonprofits. In addition to maintaining a studio practice as a sculptor, Savage directs the Santa Fe Community Yoga Center’s Yoga in Prison Project, now in its second year.
Savage received a M.F.A in sculpture from Georgia State University and holds two additional graduate-level degrees: medical anthropology from the University of Mississippi, and art history from Northwestern State University. Savage received her undergraduate degree in photography from Mississippi Valley State University, as well as a degree in advertising design from the Art Institute of Philadelphia.
She is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships. She has received the Scholar-in-Residence award from New York University on three separate occasions for her research on Euphemia Toussaint, a Haitian American who left behind the only child’s perspective of 19th-century New York City.
Dominican Republic: 1975/2023
August 18-September 16
Reception: Sept. 15, 4-9 p.m.
Gallery Talk & Coffee Tasting: Sept. 15, 5:30 p.m.
In 1975, Bob Zimmerman traveled to the Dominican Republic to participate in a medical mission. Forty-eight years later, his daughter, Lynn Estomin, professor emerita of art at Lycoming College, traveled to the Dominican Republic with Lycoming faculty Caroline Payne, Ph.D., associate professor of political science, and Rachel Hickoff-Cresko, Ed.D., associate professor of education, to document the work Lycoming College students and faculty are doing in the Dominican Republic. The Lycoming College Art Gallery will feature photographs and video by Estomin and her father Aug. 18-Sept. 16.
Payne founded the Warrior Coffee project with the coffee farming community of El Naranjito in the Dominican Republic in 2013, helping the people in the El Naranjito region improve their farming practices by working together to combat the effects of the Roya fungus that devastates coffee trees, to diversify the shade canopy over the trees, and to employ other growing, harvesting, and processing methods needed to produce specialty grade coffee. The beans are imported and roasted locally at Alabaster Coffee Roaster and Tea company. The program has evolved to integrate other Lycoming College departments: Chemistry students travel to El Naranjito with chemistry professor Jeremy Ramsey, Ph.D., to help improve the communities’ access to clean water and to analyze the chemical composition of green coffee. Education students pursuing teacher certification visit schools in the Dominican Republic to collaborate on teaching methods. Political Science students work on expanding access to global coffee markets and with a Lycoming-supported local entrepreneur to provide access to affordable solar technology, which brings power to the remote coffee growers' homes.
The trip this year was a faculty trip, working with the coffee growers to apply for major grant to upgrade their production equipment, meeting with principals and teachers to discuss a project to provide schools with mini libraries, and an exciting new project to provide micro-grants to a newly formed group of women entrepreneurs in the mountain coffee growing region.
Life Stories: Works of Nancy Powhida
September 22-October 20
Gallery Talk: Sept. 22, 5:30 p.m.
Nancy Powhida is a painter, sculptor, and printmaker, who has been featured in both solo and group exhibitions throughout the region. Her works are displayed in public, corporate, and private collections, and she has received several awards recognizing her work.
She was born in 1942 in Glens Falls, N.Y., and grew up in the nearby village of Hudson Falls. She worked for thirty-one years as a vocational rehabilitation counselor. Upon “discovering” that she was an artist at forty years of age she went on to study art at Skidmore College, Vermont College of Norwich University, and the University at Albany where she earned degrees in painting and sculpture. Over the past forty years she has created significant bodies of work in drawing, painting, sculpture, and printmaking. More information can be found at www.nancypowhida.com.
October 27-November 25
Gallery Talk: Nov. 3, 5:30 p.m.
Slota has been widely exhibited across the United States and abroad. He has had solo shows at the George Eastman House in Rochester, N.Y., and Langhans Galerie in Prague, Czech Republic, as well as been shown at Recontres D’ Arles in Arles, France. Slota has had multiple solo exhibits at Ricco/Maresca Gallery in NYC and is represented by the Robert Berman Gallery in Los Angeles. His images have appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times Magazine, Vice, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Harper’s, and Scientific America, as well as in BOMB, Artforum, ARTNEWS, Art in America, and Aperture. Slota has garnered many awards including a Polaroid 20”x24” Grant, a MacDowell Artist Residency, and a Mid-Atlantic Fellowship Grant in 2001, 2009 and 2021. Slota’s photographs are in collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY.
December 8-February 17
Gallery Talk: Dec. 8. 3, 5:30 p.m.
“As an animation artist, it is my dream to create an animation project that us Filipinos could proudly claim as our own,” said Caliguia. “As an animation filmmaker, whenever I start conceptualizing a new animation project, I see it as another chance to explore local themes and imagery. Why do I prioritize local subject matter? For starters, there are already countless animated films that explore Western and East-Asian stories and motifs. On the other hand, original animated works from Southeast-Asia are scarce and usually obscure. By portraying local culture in animation, I feel that I am contributing something unique and different to the art-form. Moreover, I believe that it is more natural for me to tackle Filipino themes since these are things that I grew-up on and am most familiar with.”
Nelson continues, “… I believe that there is such a thing as uniquely Filipino animation... an animation that is undeniably ‘us.’ F. Sionil Jose has said that ‘Great art always has a nationality.’ I agree with this statement. Whatever it is that our collective identity might constitute of in the future, it is my hope that Filipino animators would reflect local themes whenever creating their own works.”
Nelson has been honored with awards, citations, grants, and other recognition in the animation field. His work, “Inday Wanda,” was adapted into a live-action series by TV5 and Unitel. He earned a master of fine arts degree from Rochester Institute of Technology through the Fulbright program.
About the Lycoming College Art Gallery:
The Lycoming College Art Gallery is located in downtown Williamsport at 25 W. Fourth St. The gallery contributes to the city’s arts culture and provides a way for the College to become more involved with the community surrounding it. Lycoming art students have the opportunity to interact with visiting artists and their work, as well as learn first-hand the inner workings of a gallery.
This fall, the gallery is open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 4-8 p.m. For more information, please visit the gallery online at www.lycoming.edu/art/gallery/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To submit work for consideration for a Gallery Exhibition:
Contact Rose DiRocco-Hodges, Gallery Director, email@example.com, 570-321-4002
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